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06-05-22, 06:28 PM
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Posted By SpeedofLite

50 Years Ago: June 1972 in Bicycling! magazine

Articles/columns included are:
LETTERS
"The Longjo Bike Race"
"Baylor U's Great Bear Downs: Race for Fun and Funds"
QUESTION MAN

One article from this issue was posted previously. It's the 3rd...
05-17-22, 02:49 PM
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Posted By gna

A few more ...

A few more
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Tabor Church. Was going to fill my water bottle with delicious, cool...
05-17-22, 12:01 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

That might have happened. This gentleman regarded...

That might have happened. This gentleman regarded his travel box as a bit of a failure, owing to room enough only for one bottle. ...
05-16-22, 07:44 PM
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Posted By gna

I might have been sharing some Basil Hayden's.

I might have been sharing some Basil Hayden's.
05-16-22, 12:33 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

There are stories of the Loch Pepin monster...

There are stories of the Loch Pepin monster 'Peppie'. Apparently the Wisconsin DNR pulled a 5 foot long bull shark out of the Loch a few years back so there may be some truth to...
05-16-22, 12:30 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

I struggleed with the idea of the bead not seated...

I struggleed with the idea of the bead not seated correctly but on several wheels the same part of the tire did the same thing. Definitely deformed.


The weather was great. The trilliums were out...
05-16-22, 08:47 AM
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Posted By gna

Pepin

Weather was very nice for Pepin. Maybe a bit warm on Saturday, but even had a tailwind pushing me into Nelson....
05-16-22, 07:05 AM
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Posted By JohnDThompson

I've done Lake Pepin several times; it's a good...

I've done Lake Pepin several times; it's a good time. The last time I went was before COVID. I hope to get back there some day.
05-13-22, 12:30 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

I recently bought a Panaracer Col de Vie. I...

I recently bought a Panaracer Col de Vie. I should have tried to mount it right away- last night was the first time- the tire is deformed and useless. The pandemic has been hard on 650A tires and...
05-12-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 930
Posted By swampyankee2

Right. I read the Raleigh LS was last sold in...

Right. I read the Raleigh LS was last sold in 1962. The Robin Hood version came later (mine's a '67) and is a Lenton Sports in name only, built on a standard Hi-ten Raleigh Sports frame. In fact,...
05-09-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 729
Posted By SpeedofLite

You're very welcome. If you haven't seen it...

You're very welcome.
If you haven't seen it already, here's a link to a post about P-B-P (Bicycling 1991) from a few months ago: ...
05-07-22, 06:37 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

Only one good day this past week (Thursday). It...

Only one good day this past week (Thursday). It has been a cold, rainy spring here so far. I took advantage of the one nice day last week to ride this very nice 1964 Schwinn Traveler three speed.
...
05-07-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 729
Posted By bikemig

I enjoyed the piece on PBP. I have two bikes from...

I enjoyed the piece on PBP. I have two bikes from '73 and this article from '72 is motivating me to get them on the road and ride them.
05-07-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 729
Posted By SpeedofLite

50 Years Ago: May 1972 in Bicycling! magazine

Articles included are:
"Rendezvous in Paris" (first Americans to participate in P-B-P)
"Where Have All the Bikies Gone?"

Articles from this issue posted previously are:
TECHNICAL "What is...
05-06-22, 05:53 AM
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Views: 3,712,113
Posted By swampyankee2

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BMW called it Havana Gold. I called it business suit brown.
05-05-22, 10:17 PM
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Posted By gna

Raleigh Sports for My Daughter

I'm getting this Raleigh ready for my daughter. She's outgrown her Space Rider and a Dunelt. She likes coaster brakes, so I got an AWC (ii) hub and a dynohub and laced them to Sun CR-18s. Creme...
05-05-22, 05:22 PM
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Posted By clubman

Is that the copper coloured mudguard and front...

Is that the copper coloured mudguard and front end in the Ossa pic? My '72 R75/5 swb...
...
05-04-22, 11:12 AM
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Posted By swampyankee2

Yes. '65 Benelli 250. Barracuda in the US but...

Yes. '65 Benelli 250. Barracuda in the US but called a Sprite elsewhere. It's a twin to the Sprite I had in my youth which unfortunately suffered from my abuse and subsequent neglect in storage under...
05-04-22, 07:56 AM
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Posted By swampyankee2

I've had a few over the years. Last Brit was a...

I've had a few over the years. Last Brit was a 250 Starfire and a 72 Triumph Triple. I've gone Italian, and Spanish ...
05-04-22, 06:41 AM
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Posted By gster

Me too... ...

Me too...
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I'm waiting on a couple of carb rebuild kits.
04-21-22, 07:28 PM
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Views: 366
Posted By capnjonny

Finished at last 1970 Gitane Tour de France Service course

Finished at last , the 1970 Gitane tour de France



I tightened the las bolt today on my 64 cm 1970 TDF today and took it across the street to take its glamour shots.



It’s been quite a...
04-17-22, 11:59 PM
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Posted By Calio

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04-15-22, 04:34 AM
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Posted By KansasJack

It’s not English but here is a Flying Pigeon that...

It’s not English but here is a Flying Pigeon that my wife got me for our anniversary a few years back. It assembled easily but was pretty dangerous right out of the box due to ineffective rod brakes...
04-11-22, 07:48 AM
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Posted By gster

that's a good deal @ $80.00! ...

that's a good deal @ $80.00!
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04-08-22, 10:23 AM
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Posted By gster

The Cat Came Back ...

The Cat Came Back
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This 1972 Superbe was given to a young lady several years...
04-08-22, 02:13 AM
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Posted By 52telecaster

Recently picked this up very cheaply... 40 bucks!...

Recently picked this up very cheaply... 40 bucks! Hoping to just make everything work. It needs an oil filler cap for the Hercules branded three speed hub and a nut and washer for the non drive side...
04-06-22, 11:26 AM
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Posted By SirMike1983

A couple from last evening - 1950 Schwinn...

A couple from last evening - 1950 Schwinn Superior and pond along my route.
...
04-04-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,643
Posted By JohnDThompson

The early production S3X hubs had problems. Later...

The early production S3X hubs had problems. Later production sorted that out. I've had one of the later ones for about a decade now with no issues. It's my bad weather bike, but I've also ridden...
04-04-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 930
Posted By 1989Pre

Some nice Atom hubs on Wolber rims.

Some nice Atom hubs on Wolber rims.
04-04-22, 05:24 AM
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Posted By IAmSam

Thanks a lot for the info. You got me kinda...

Thanks a lot for the info. You got me kinda interested in multi-fixed again so if you should ever decide to move your S3X along to be used - please keep me in mind.

Ride safe...
04-03-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By verktyg

British Steel Rims

Those embossed surfaces in steel rims are designed to retain water when riding in the wet to lubricate the surfaces so that your wheels don't lock up when you hit the brakes.... :innocent:

I know...
04-03-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,819
Posted By tkamd73

Tape doesn’t move if you know what your doing. ...

Tape doesn’t move if you know what your doing.
Tim
...
04-02-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,386
Posted By cudak888

The BMA/6 was an April Fool's gag all its own. ...

The BMA/6 was an April Fool's gag all its own.

-Kurt
04-02-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,386
Posted By Chicago Al

Some of you may be taking this just a tad bit...

Some of you may be taking this just a tad bit more seriously than necessary.
Anyway, it's gone. For now.
But as we say in Chicago, 'just wait'll next year!'
04-02-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,819
Posted By Pogliaghi

I think it makes for a neater job. ...

I think it makes for a neater job.

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04-02-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,819
Posted By Bianchi84

I always thought it looked "neater", plus it's...

I always thought it looked "neater", plus it's the way I was taught at Schwinn Service School in the Eighties....
04-01-22, 09:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,819
Posted By elcraft

“If it was good enough for Eddie, it was good...

“If it was good enough for Eddie, it was good enough for us……. “
When Tressostar cloth tape was “coolest”, the standard seemed to be to tape from the top of the bars down to bar plugs ( No finishing...
04-01-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,386
Posted By Chicago Al

Wow, never expected to see one of these on CL!

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/d/vintage-italian-mystery-bike/7465788743.html
04-01-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,819
Posted By Desert Ryder

I've always wrapped from the top down. There...

I've always wrapped from the top down.
There is no need for any additional tape that way. At the end just pop on the bar end plug and you're done,
No adhesives needed.
03-31-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,643
Posted By bikenraider

I started riding fixed/single speed because it's...

I started riding fixed/single speed because it's been a while and I wanted a different feel. I also wanted something my ride friends would look at (fixed, no brakes) and not want to ask to take for...
03-30-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By clubman

It's why I don't own anything made after Y2K. ...

It's why I don't own anything made after Y2K.
'97 to be specific.
03-30-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By bamboobike4

When newer is not "better," or even close.....

I know, "better" is a subjective term, but this is not about tubing, or steel, or carbon or anything.
Lately, I've dabbled a bit in gravel, notably a couple of builds, a 2017 and a 2019.
I...
03-29-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 26,217
Views: 3,712,113
Posted By cudak888

I want to say that's one of those...

I want to say that's one of those not-really-cataloged base-model "S22" Sports that came in that characteristic gold color - but those generally had Raleigh's forward-slanted chainguard instead of...
03-29-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 26,217
Views: 3,712,113
Posted By drasp

I haven't posted in ages - haven't owned a...

I haven't posted in ages - haven't owned a Raleigh since selling my '51 in a million years ago, but I do enjoy seeing updates to this thread from time to time. This one sort of fell in my lap this...
03-28-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,390
Posted By bwilli88

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is that better?
03-28-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By nlerner

Bicycling in 1898

Someone in my regional rando group posted this link:

https://www.gutenberg.org/files/58444/58444-h/58444-h.htm

Lots of hilarious opinion of the era. In keeping with a recent thread on tire...
03-27-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 45,360
Posted By Dylansbob

Connie Carpenter's early 80s "Puch" track. ...

Connie Carpenter's early 80s "Puch" track. Looking forward to getting this out this summer. Can't help wonder who the builder was.
...
03-25-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 26,217
Views: 3,712,113
Posted By thumpism

One of you guys really needs this. ...

One of you guys really needs this.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3167550686850507
...
03-24-22, 10:12 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 33,669
Posted By feedbag

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Between P80 Volvos, bicycles and a son away at...
03-24-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 930
Posted By swampyankee2

So I pulled the trigger on the Lenton Sports....

So I pulled the trigger on the Lenton Sports. It's in pretty good shape for a 1967ish. The guy said his dad bought it for him when he was a kid, and he was taught the value of it anf how to care for...
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